The Redemption of Ben Farland (1912)

Ben Farland finds it hard to resist drinking. He has another enemy, however, in Steve Higgins, a fellow ranchman, who is in love with Doris Maitland, the ranch owner's daughter. Ben is left... See full summary »

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Rollin S. Sturgeon

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Cast

Cast overview:
Bob Burns ... Ben Farland (as Robert Burns)
Charles Bennett Charles Bennett ... Maitland, Owner of the Ranch
Edna Fisher ... Maitland's Daughter, Doris
Robert Thornby ... Luke, an Outlaw
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Ben Farland finds it hard to resist drinking. He has another enemy, however, in Steve Higgins, a fellow ranchman, who is in love with Doris Maitland, the ranch owner's daughter. Ben is left in charge of the ranch by Maitland. He neglects his duty and goes to a nearby saloon, where he becomes intoxicated. Steve sees a chance "to get his goat" and provokes a quarrel, in which Ben knocks Steve down. Higgins reports Ben's conduct to Mr. Maitland, who reproves Ben and tells him if he repeats the offense he will discharge him. Ben promises to keep from drink and does so until Steve, who again meets him in a saloon, entices him to drink and again tells his boss, who summarily dismisses Ben. Doris meets Ben leaving the ranch. She encourages him, telling him to brace up and redeem himself. He does so, securing a position on another ranch, and being a fine workman and skilled ranchman, he gains the confidence of his new employer by his sober, industrious behavior, and is made manager. Ben goes ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Drama | Romance | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 May 1912 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Monica, California, USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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